LUSCIOUSLEATHERNYC

Handmade leather bags & totes hand stitched in NYC

New York, United States · 6810 Sales

LUSCIOUSLEATHERNYC

Handmade leather bags & totes hand stitched in NYC

New York, United States 6810 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1917)

Announcement   Handmade Leather Bags - Hand sewn Leather totes / messengers / travel bags / duffles made and designed completely by hand in the NYC. Every single leather item is hand cut, hand punched and hand stitched. My leather goods are machine free, robot free, electricity free completely human produced!!!!! Low carbon footprint.
Stop by my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/lusciousleathernyc/?pnref=lhc
Thank you for stopping by my Etsy shop. I am a self taught leather smith working with leather since 1999 selling in soho as a street vendor since 2001, by Balthazar restaurant in Soho in New York city. (no where else ; ))
Leather is my mission and calling. Let me know what my leather and I can do for you! I joined Etsy in 2010, but I set up my shop on January 30th 2011. Feel free to contact me anytime, Don't see exactly what you are looking for? We do custom! Thank you for stopping by!
Due to a lost package I am now encouraging everyone to get insurance. We cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items in the mail. USPS takes only responsibility over insured items.
SIZING
If you do not know if your lap top will fit please contact us. We suggest you go two inches up than the size of your biggest item.
For 11 inch lap tops get 13 inch
For 13 inch lap tops get 15 inch
For 15 inch lap tops get 17 inch
as so on.

Coupon Rules
Not valid on alligator, moose, lamb, Italian leathers.
Not valid on custom listings, law away or bulk orders.
Not valid on items that say sale, or cannot be purchased with coupon code
Not valid on past orders.
Coupons are limited time only.

DEAR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS
On January 27th the shipping to International countried greatly increased almost 10 dollars for every flat rate package. Please bare with me and I adjust my prices accordingly on the site. If for some reason you bought something after January 27th and I had not gotten a chance to update my prices it will go first class mail.
USPS is the cheapest way to send it, and flat rate is the largest box that I can use to fit the most in. Please be aware that I will try to squeeze something inside in order to save you 10 or 15 dollars! All the leather is natural and once used and filled up will function normally.
This is the cheapest way I know how to ship. If you want me to cheapest any other way please contact me, just know that any differences will be at our expense.
DEAR AUSTRALIAN BUYERS!
Thank u so much for orders. Please be aware that packages are taking an extraordinarily amount of time, at times perhaps one month. I dont understand what it taking so long, and I am not sure what I can do to change it. I am vey sorry about that, but I am not responsible for the shipping times and or custom delays. Thank u so much.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 14, 2016

Handmade Leather Bags - Hand sewn Leather totes / messengers / travel bags / duffles made and designed completely by hand in the NYC. Every single leather item is hand cut, hand punched and hand stitched. My leather goods are machine free, robot free, electricity free completely human produced!!!!! Low carbon footprint.
Stop by my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/lusciousleathernyc/?pnref=lhc
Thank you for stopping by my Etsy shop. I am a self taught leather smith working with leather since 1999 selling in soho as a street vendor since 2001, by Balthazar restaurant in Soho in New York city. (no where else ; ))
Leather is my mission and calling. Let me know what my leather and I can do for you! I joined Etsy in 2010, but I set up my shop on January 30th 2011. Feel free to contact me anytime, Don't see exactly what you are looking for? We do custom! Thank you for stopping by!
Due to a lost package I am now encouraging everyone to get insurance. We cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items in the mail. USPS takes only responsibility over insured items.
SIZING
If you do not know if your lap top will fit please contact us. We suggest you go two inches up than the size of your biggest item.
For 11 inch lap tops get 13 inch
For 13 inch lap tops get 15 inch
For 15 inch lap tops get 17 inch
as so on.

Coupon Rules
Not valid on alligator, moose, lamb, Italian leathers.
Not valid on custom listings, law away or bulk orders.
Not valid on items that say sale, or cannot be purchased with coupon code
Not valid on past orders.
Coupons are limited time only.

DEAR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS
On January 27th the shipping to International countried greatly increased almost 10 dollars for every flat rate package. Please bare with me and I adjust my prices accordingly on the site. If for some reason you bought something after January 27th and I had not gotten a chance to update my prices it will go first class mail.
USPS is the cheapest way to send it, and flat rate is the largest box that I can use to fit the most in. Please be aware that I will try to squeeze something inside in order to save you 10 or 15 dollars! All the leather is natural and once used and filled up will function normally.
This is the cheapest way I know how to ship. If you want me to cheapest any other way please contact me, just know that any differences will be at our expense.
DEAR AUSTRALIAN BUYERS!
Thank u so much for orders. Please be aware that packages are taking an extraordinarily amount of time, at times perhaps one month. I dont understand what it taking so long, and I am not sure what I can do to change it. I am vey sorry about that, but I am not responsible for the shipping times and or custom delays. Thank u so much.

Aixa Sobin

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Aixa Sobin

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1917)
Stacie M

Stacie M on Jul 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such an amazing product. Bought as a Father's Day present. He absolutely loves it. It's so well made, high quality. I know for sure that he'll be using it for many years. It will only et better with use. Bought a large 4+ passport wallet. Definitely gifting something in the future for loved ones. Give some time for shipping :)

Yi Ma

Yi Ma on Jul 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is a perfect outdoor sketching bag for me. I can take sketchbook\ pencils\watercolor\brushes and lot of other things with me in one bag. Good design!

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Updates

The Beck iPad case in 12 X 18 - made with love
The boulevard clutch without any turn key
First time we make it like that - love it
The boulevard clutch with extended flap
Made to order - made from scratch
Just leather and love
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About

Leather totes, leather messenger bags just leather pure and simple

OUR MOTTO PROMISE
made to order- made from scratch
no glue
no machines
no lining
thick raw natural leather
good strong weight
hand sewn twice
minimal pieces one piece of leather or two not pieces
no electricity was used to make your bag
no robots

I am not sure how it all happened, how it all got started...with my love for leather I mean. But somewhere around 20 years old when I bought my first real leather belt in a craft show, from the first leather smith I had ever met, I understood what it meant to have and buy something real. It was thick and strong and sturdy and most importantly clean and simple. Simply well made.
The purchase was not about the brand, it was about the feel, the look, the color, the texture the elegant simplicity, the honesty of it.
This hand made leather belt outlived almost anything I ever had. The memory of how if felt around my waist and how the creases scars and patina just made it better somehow, around there that's where my love began.

Forward 10 plus years and I began to work with leather. I started by making cards and paper using leather scraps. After much practice I moved to books and eventually bags and belts. Never took a class or course or a lesson in anything related to do with leather.
I just push myself every day to learn and make something new. Love to do better, be better, make the best that I can do. Be the best that I can be. Give my best every moment of every day to every one.

MY PHILOSOPHY

I am now a leather purist not just a leather lover. Just leather pure and simple, is our philosophy when making our leather goods.

HOW OUR BAGS ARE DIFFERENT

First we start out by making bags out of one piece of leather as much as possible. This makes bags stronger and more durable and lighter. No unnecessary gadgetry or lining or glue. Just leather. Bags that are made out of many pieces are more susceptible to breakage and are not as water repellent as bags made out of one piece of leather.

Secondly we sew by hand, so use a thicker leather than machine sewn bags. Thicker leather and thicker thread, and sewn twice over and again when needed in tension areas. Even our zippers are hand sewn.

And best of all we use no machines to sew cut punch anything. No machines, no electricity just human hands. Human hands on a mission to create great honest work, that will last a lifetime with love and peace in NYC.

NO MANUFACTURING

We have four hands mine and my husband 24/7 making the best we can make for you.

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  • Aixa Sobin

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Shipper, Photographer....

  • Hubby

    Owner, Maker

  • Grandma

    Shipper, Cheerleader

  • Fashionista Extraordinare

    Idea Man, Muse

Shop policies

Last updated on February 20, 2016
Hello welcome to Luscious Leather NYC where my husband and myself make everything by hand - FROM SCRATCH! - MADE TO ORDER.
Every leather bag, leather briefcase, leather tote is made completely by hand without the use of electricity, machines, robotos or glue. Each one is made one at a time at the time of order allowing for customization and personalization.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Accept credit cards through Etsy check out and Pay Pal.
Shipping
SHIPPING ADDRESS
Buyers are responsible for submitting a shipping address correctly. We are not responsible for checking if your address is correct. If an incorrect address is provided and the item is returned to us, the buyer is responsible for any cost to reship, and not responsible if the item is lost due to a bad old address.

HOW WE SHIP WITHIN THE USA
We ship everything in the USA via USPS (United States Postal Service) with tracking, unless the buyer needs or want to upgrade that service it will be at the buyers expense. We encourage you to purchase insurance for your handmade leather bags. We cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items in the mail. All packages come with tracking so that you can follow your item in the mail.

HOW WE SHIP INTERNATIONALLY
Starting Feb 15th 2016 we will ship all items less than 4 pounds first class mail, and all packages more than 4 pounds will be shipped priority mail. Buyers can upgrade their shipping at any time by purchasing upgraded shipping links.
Thank u.

LOCAL PICK UP ORDERS - Local customers
Weather permitting local customers can come and pick up their orders in person as long as arrangements are made before hand. In case of frigid temperatures and or snow or rain forbid us from setting up our outdoor stall and opening for business the local customers have to wait till the next available selling day or cover the amount of shipping on their own if they need it sooner. We do not meet customers on street corners.

CUSTOM CHARGES IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
International customers
We are not responsible for custom charges, we declare the full value of all items on the customs form and mark it as gift. If you wish for us to not declare the full value of the item you need to let us know. But we will not be able to give back the full value of the item if its lost or stolen, only the amount that was declared.

DEAR INTERNATINAL BUYERS
On January 27th the shipping to International countried greatly increased almost 10 dollars for every flat rate package. Please bare with me and I adjust my prices accordingly on the site. If for some reason you bought something after January 27th and I have not gotten a chance to update my prices it will go first class mail.
USPS is the cheapest way to send it, and flat rate is the largest box that I can use to fit the most in. Please be aware that I will try to squeeze something inside in order to save you 10 or 15 dollars! All the leather is natural and once used and filled up will function normally. This is the cheapest way I know how to ship. If you want me to ship any other way please contact me, just know that any differences will be at your expense.

DEAR AUSTRALIAN BUYERS!
Thank u so much for orders. Please be aware that packages are taking an extraordinarily amount of time sometimes one month. I dont understand what it taking so long, and I am not sure what I can do to change it. I am vey sorry about that, but I am not responsible for the shipping times and or custom delays. Thank u so much.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please read carefully.
Everything is made by hand, no machines, no glue, no lining. Once the order is placed and the leather is ordered there are :
No refunds
No returns
No exchanges

We do not do refunds or exchanges on wrong color or wrong size unless its our mistake. Colors vary from screen to screen. If you are unsure about color convo me and I will let u know. All items made to order. Not responsible if the bag you purchased is smaller or bigger than what you thought. Or it does not fit all the things you wanted to fit in your bag. If you have specific needs for your bag and you do not discuss with me beforehand. I am not responsible for the bag not meeting your needs.

Initials
Please leave initials at check out. Any notes you think are important you must leave them at check out. We will no re-read 20 convos. It is not time efficient. We are two makers making all of these orders so we want to help you but you need it to communicate with us so that we can do the best we can to serve you. Initials are free on journals only. Names are an additional cost, depending on length and name and item.

CUSTOM ORDERS - LISTING CHANGES
Any changes to the listing must have the changes on the listing. IE - if we are making a wallet for you and you want the wallet different than pictured - we need to make a custom listing for you and not leave it under notes to seller. If you leave it under notes we are not responsible if something does not come out the way you asked.

CUSTOM ORDERS
Custom orders cannot be exchanged or refunded. This means a product or a size we do not normally sell, or make it in a color that we do not normally stock, or with features we do not include. If an item is exchanged for another item. The buyer is responsible for all of the additional shipping fees, from both directions, and may be subject to 15% restocking fee.

JOURNALS
ALL journals refer to the measurement of the paper, the actual journal cover will be larger to fit the book inside, and we already have set measurements for every size, that works for us. Custom book covers based on measurements given to us will not come with a book inside.

REGARDING EXCHANGES WITH COUPON CODE
Item bought with coupon code are all final sale. No exchanges.

Lay away
We do take lay away. On setting up lay away payments the buyer and seller will set up a payment arrangements. The lay away terms may not exceed 60 days or the buyer forfeits all deposits made towards the item. Unless prior arrangements have been made.
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZING
If you do not know if your lap top will fit please contact us. We suggest you go two inches up than the size of your biggest item.
For 11 inch lap tops get 13 inch
For 13 inch lap tops get 15 inch
For 15 inch lap tops get 17 inch
as so on.

COUPON CODES
Coupon Codes cannot be used for
PLEASE NOTE COUPON CODES ARE NOT APPLICABLE ON
1)Custom Orders
2)Altered listings
3)Items that are exchanged or upgraded.
4)On listings that say new item or sale
5)lay away
6)Buffalo leather bags
7)Bubble Lamb leather bags
8)Alligator bags
9)Italian leather

If you are not sure coupon code is applicable to your order please contact me beforehand. As your item will not be made if coupon code does not apply to you.

Regarding strap length
Each cross body strap will be between 45 to 50 inches
Each Back pack convertible strap will be between 55 to 60 inches
If you need longer than this because you like to carry your bags very low or because you are above 6 feet, additional charges will incur above those strap lengths.

Regarding Custom Work
We do custom orders based on our designs, within 2 weeks. Custom orders based on your design or picture can take longer.
If for some reason a strap or handle are not what you thought it was going to be, we reserve the right to redo/fix remake the problem within two weeks of receiving the bag back.

Regarding missing options
if you ordered a custom bag and its for some reason missing an iPhone pocket or a pen loop, the bag can be sent to me at my expense as long as its sent flat rate or the cheapest option available. If the cheapest option is not used I will refund the amount of the cheapest option. For example a medium flat rate box is 12.35 from New York to California. If the customer decided to spent 20.00 for non flat rate thats on them. We will refund the 12.35.
We will not resew a new bag if the pocket is missing or the flap is not deckled like the picture, the bags are one of a kind and cannot be made identically to the one pictured.
We can recut the flap and we can add the pocket.

Regarding stitching colors
you asked if I could sew the bag in white but then you did not mention it under notes to seller, then its not considered as part of your order. If you not ask for a custom listing or mention this under notes to seller then its not considered an order.
We cannot resew a bag of a different color because you forgot to mention under notes to seller what color you wanted.

Initials
All initials need to be given under notes to seller at check out, not in conversation
as I do not check every conversation but I do checks notes to seller with every purchase. We only have letters and we do not use symbols.

At check out
I will gladly make what you have ordered and left notes to seller at check out. Whatever you leave at check out is what I will make. I will not make an item based on conversation, conversations is where we talk about what will be made and then when you purchase you tell me what you want.
Leave all the notes you like under notes to seller, and do not purchase until you are clear. Once you purchase I will make what you ordered, once I make it I cannot remake it for something you forgot to mention or leave out at check out.